Aby-a-Day – 3 September: The life of the South Boston Animal Hospital party (Medical Monday)

(This is the second installment of a series of stories about our last days in Boston and our last visits to our beloved South Boston Animal Hospital. It was meant to take place over several weeks following starting back on 9 April…but then Logan got sick, and we had Jacoby’s mystery ailment, and the Medical Monday topics covered more immediate issues. But…better late than never!)

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I have to admit, it was bittersweet. Finally, my beloved, trusted vet moved into the first-floor space in the building I lived in in Boston. I mean, think about it: To go to the vet, all I had to do would have been to get into the elevator and go downstairs. but noooo…I had to move to Sweden.

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They had cake, though.

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I wasn’t quite quick enough to get a photo of the cake before it was cut, though.

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Jacoby checked out a pile of handouts from the ASPCA.

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It was a real party! There was champagne as well as seltzer and pop.

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Jake was a special guest of honour. This little girl and her dad just loved him.

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He got to take a special tour of the new facilities. He thoroughly investigated the recuperative dog kennels.

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Or, possibly, for cats, too…

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I really miss Dr. Natalie.

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She personally took Jake on a tour of the swanky new cat condos.

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She said Jake was the first cat to go inside the condos. Ever!

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He seemed to approve.

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Is it wrong to feel a bit sad that he’ll never get to stay in one of them?

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Next, Jake inspected the dog scale.

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And then the file room. Everything seemed to be in order. No HIPAA violations here!

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From the file room, we moved on to the medical refrigerator and the staff workroom.

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And the shiny new operating theatre.

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Uhhh…there’s not going to be champagne on the operating table during surgeries on a real patient, right?

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Our tour ended back in the lobby, where, naturally, Jake had to sit at the front desk.

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He seems to be a natural office employee.

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People wondered if Jake was starting a new job!

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*Looks around*

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“Yeah, I could totes handle this place.”

Next week, we’ll continue the party and check out the new patient exam rooms!

3 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – 3 September: The life of the South Boston Animal Hospital party (Medical Monday)

  1. Bittersweet, indeed – it would have been a lot easier than getting to the vet is now, for sure! But I expect you’re still happy with your decision to move :-). How is Jake doing?

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